The U.S. and Japan are conducting joint exercises in the Sea of Japan, near the coast of South Korea. Here, the USS John McCain (L) pulls alongside the USS George Washington in the Sea of Japan.
MC3 David Juan Pinalez /AFP/Getty Images
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency via the Korean News Service on November 25, 2010 shows Kim Jong-Il inspecting the Kangso Mineral Water Processing Factory in South Pyongan province. You can see more images like this on the Tumblr blog Kim Jong-Il Looking At Things.
Destroyed houses on Yeonpyeong island, South Korea, a day after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells upon it, killing two South Korean civilians and two South Korean soldiers.